17 August 2021

Not a metaphor. Actual fireworks. As in, the British Fireworks Championships. Two nights of lighting up the sky, explosive entertainment and dazzling displays. There’s been a lot of cancellations, recently – for all kinds of reasons. Shows not happening. Friends de-platformed. A job loss for another because they will not go along with HR’s Indoctrination requirements. Updates being late. American leadership. A lot of endings… things that land and fall flat with a final, dull, thud. It would be good to see some pyrotechnicians rage it our against the evening sky.
Looking forward to watching the displays not only from my living room – which has a view over the sound where the fireworks will happen – but from the festival grounds… where the food trucks and fan seats are already being assembled. We missed Tom Jones. We missed the Hatchling. We won’t miss the fireworks.

Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.